There’s an interesting bug I ran across tonight while converting a large SVN repository (containing over 4100 revisions and 52 400 objects) to Git, using
git svn clone. The clone failed at
r1000 and left me with an incomplete repository.
Is it possible to clone a git repository which has more than one revisions? We tried to do it, and after the 1000’th commit it does a GC and exits leaving the clone in a unusable state.
While I didn’t have duplication in my .config file per the above question, I did have to run
git svn fetch manually, several more times, to get the rest of the SVN revisions down properly.
My whole aim of converting is fairly obvious: Git is faster and uses less space than SVN, doesn’t have those crazy
.svn folders everywhere, not to mention its superior branch and merge functionality. For comparative purposes, I was able to go from 176MB to 86.5MB (a saving of 51%) by converting this single repository.
The original source control used on this project was Visual SourceSafe, which I converted to SVN a couple of years ago using VSS2SVN. The VSS repository was over 1GB in size, so I’ve effectively recovered over 91% of my storage, just by using proper source control.